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sen·si·tize

(sen'si-tīz),
To render sensitive; to induce acquired sensitivity, to immunize.
See also: sensitized antigen.

sensitize

(sĕn′sĭ-tīz′)
v. sensi·tized, sensi·tizing, sensi·tizes
v.tr.
To make hypersensitive or reactive to an antigen, such as pollen, especially by a second or repeated exposure.
v.intr.
To become sensitive or hypersensitive.

sen′si·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
sen′si·tiz′er n.

sen·si·tize

(sen'si-tīz)
To render sensitive; to induce acquired sensitivity, to immunize.
See also: sensitized antigen

Patient discussion about sensitize

Q. I had cataract surgery with iol implant, and ever since I have awful light sensitivity. Any ideas? I can't go into a "super store" without my sunglasses. My eyes ache at the end of the day. My doctor says "I don't know!"

A. May sound a bit silly question, but have you tried to consult your ophthalmologist (eye doctor, e.g. the one that performed the operation) about it? Cataract surgery, although considered very successful, isn't problem-free. Primary physician may not have the necessary specialization to deal with these subjects.

Q. I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses? what are the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia and can they be aggravated? I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses?

A. Great answeer...couldn't agree more!

Q. when my aunt went through chemo (for colon cancer) her palms became VERY sensitive and had a burning feeling is there any way to prevent this from happening to my mom who is starting her chemo now? If not, what it the best treatment for it?

A. What you describe sounds like peripheral neuropathy, a well known side effect of platinum chemotherapy which is used for colon cancer. Several measures, including giving infusion of calcium and magnesium, and glutathione were found to reduce the rate of this complication, although further studies are necessary.

However, the information is only general advice, since I haven't examined your mother so if you have any questions about this subject, it may be wise to consult a doctor (e.g. oncologist).

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancerchemotherapy.html

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Pyropheophorbide methyl ester (PPME), as with other sensitizers, induced a biological damage depends on the singlet oxygen generation and other radicals of the reactive species of the molecular oxygen, (MacDonald et al.
9) observed upregulation of mRNA in CD34-derived DCs for IL1[beta], IL6, IL8, CCL2, CCL3, CCL4, and CCL3L1 by sensitizers.
All in all, I think the risks of OCs may well outweigh their benefits in PCOS, tipping the balance in favor of insulin sensitizers.
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We believe that these excited sensitizers can transfer energy directly to molecular oxygen," creating powerful, chemically reactive oxygen species, write Meyrick Peak and his wife, biochemist Jennifer Peak, in the latest (autumn) issue of LOGOS, an Argonne publication.
Currently available insulin sensitizers have potent anti-diabetic effects that were believed to be driven by their agonism of a key nuclear hormone receptor, but are also associated with significant safety concerns.
New data suggests novel insulin sensitizer may prevent damage and death of nerve cells in the brain that control movement, balance, and walking
Melior has identified a drug candidate that may represent a next generation of insulin sensitizers and has a mechanism of action distinct from the PPAR-g agonists," said Dr.
This study suggests that we should press forward to continue to evaluate this novel class of mitochondrially-targeted insulin sensitizers in AD," said Dr.
Their airways reacted to low levels of a variety of sensitizers and irritants in the environment, and they became depressed.
Insulin sensitizers lower blood sugar by increasing the muscle, fat and liver's sensitivity to insulin.
and other insulin sensitizers lower a patient's blood sugar by increasing the muscle, fat and liver's sensitivity to the body's own naturally produced insulin.